Grandma Einck's Dill
Iowa heirloom grown near Festina, Iowa since 1920 by Katherine Einck’s family (Diane Ott Whealy’s grandmother). Large fragrant heads and abundant long-lasting foliage. Great for canning or fresh use. Germination is erratic, so please be patient.
- Self-seeding annual plant
- Plants grow to 24 inches tall with yellow flowers
- Strong aroma and large flower heads
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Dried seeds
The fresh leaves and dried leaves of dill are used to flavor many fish dishes, pickles, and borscht. The fresh leaves are much more flavorful than the dried leaves.
In Eastern Europe and Russia dill is one of the most popular herbs. Dill is mixed with soft cheeses and spread on sandwiches or tossed with salads. Try mixing dill with sour cream as a base for dressing freshly cut cucumbers.
You can also take the thin pieces of the fresh dill stems and chop them finely before tossing them with boiled new potatoes and butter.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors early in the spring when the ground has warmed. Prefers rich, well-drained soil and a sheltered location out of the wind. Will readily volunteer each year from dropped seeds.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 6-21 Days
- Thin: 8-12" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Growing this dill for use in pickling and started them under grow lights here in zone 5/6. Despite seed warning on erratic germination, had no problem with the seeds. I already have four different plants out of the five seeds I planted. Looking forward to using these once I have my cucumbers producing.
Here's a tip- do at least two plantings of this one to make sure the dill lines up with the entire cucumber pickling season. I always have good germination on these seeds. Volunteers will come up all over your garden after you have the seeds around.